While being in Seattle this past weekend I ran my first workshop, an introduction to PPI Skin Illustrator product line. The workshop was a success and now there are plans being made for a series of workshops taught by me using these products. Words cannot describe how amazing life feels right now. I LOVE my jobs being a Special Makeup FX Artist and Voice Actor and now to add to that I get to help other people with disabilities outside of just myself! I think this is going to hold great opportunities; I am SO excited about it!!
To have my story published in the local newspaper I have to say was a pretty surreal experience. Thank you so much for acknowledging my accomplishments within the Ms. Wheelchair Washington Program. The article that was written recognized the Ms. Wheelchair Washington Program for what it is, a pageant to advocate for people with disabilities and NOT a beauty pageant. When people hear the word “pageant” they think automatically about beauty pageants, not really knowing that there are other types of pageants out there. I had a great time being interviewed and photographed for the article, which was so beautifully written.
It is an honor to be crowned Ms. Wheelchair Washington 2014! I completely didn’t expect to be crowned my first time running. I just want to say thank you to the Ms. Wheelchair Washington Program and ALL involved!! The pageant on March 8th, 2014 was a day I will truly NEVER forget. Even if I hadn’t won this title it was such an unforgettable experience, with unforgettable people. I Love that everyone is so motivating and welcoming. Thank you so much for making me feel so welcomed and a part of the group it means a lot to me. Even after my year as Ms. Wheelchair Washington is up I hope to continue to be a part of this fantastic group of people.
I would like to thank King 5 News for providing me with the opportunity to do a live interview. Everyone was SO nice and inviting. The interview, though short, was a very awesome experience; I was in one of my favorite cities and on one of its major news stations. I really valued the gesture taken to get a group shot that can now lead to a lasting memory. I am very much looking forward to what this year will hold.